Wednesday, / May 12, 2021
Home / news

LAPD Works With Regional ADL and Synagogues To Protect Jewish Population

Los Angeles, CA

The last thing on the minds of most Jews preparing for the intense days of Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, is security.

But with a Jewish population of 600,000, Los Angeles will see large concentrations of Jews at any of the city's 140 synagogues, and the LAPD together with the regional Anti Defamation League, are taking precautions against hate crimes, and asking rabbis and area synagogues to do the same, reports an article in the Daily News. 

“We just know that there have always been cycles of vulnerability to the Jewish people and that we must remain vigilant," said Amanda Susskind, regional director for the ADL.

Some 100 representatives from synagogues in L.A. participated in a workshop in conjunction with the police, aimed at raising awareness and briefing the representatives about security measures.

Ultimately, the workshop drove home the point that each synagogue and community participate in their own security needs.



Be the first to write a comment.


Related Articles
Walnut Creek Welcomes New Shluchim
Community Welcomes Shluchim With Flowers And Gifts
Remembering The Struggle for Russian Jewry
Ninety-three years ago today, Rabbi Joseph I. Schneersohn, sixth Lubavitcher Rebbe, was freed from Soviet-imposed exile.
Statement By Chabad Lubavitch World Headquarters
Every day that Jews are barred from entering the synagogue by armed guards is an unforgivable violation of the Jewish people!
IL Governor Rauner Joins Chabad Emissaries in Prayer at Western Wall
Illinois Governor Bruce Rauner was joined by Rabbi Avraham Kagan of Lubavitch Chabad of Illinois on a visit to the Western Wall in Jerusalem Tuesday…
Find Your Local Chabad Center